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  • Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in 1863 in the garden of Ridvan in Baghdad when He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year when Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
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Mind & Soul Matters: To Be a Mum

May 10, 2023, in Audio > Podcasts, by

Mind & Soul Matters is a podcast from a group of Baha’i friends in Perth, Australia. Through conversations with everyday people, the podcast aims to broaden our understanding of mental health and spirituality, and to deepen our insights into the challenges and meaning of our lives.

We wanted to learn more about the podcast so we interviewed its creators Maya Rose, Farah Feeney and Nasim Kasiri and learned how Mind & Soul Matters was launched in 2021 as a means of contributing to the public discourse around mental health

In this episode, we hear from Rebecca, whose childhood dream was to be a mum, but the reality of which was not the fairytale she had envisioned. Bec courageously shares her story of raising three children with disabilities — the devastation she has experienced along the way, her struggles with mental health and how she has reached a place of gratitude. Bec’s story of struggle, challenges of motherhood and her battle with mental health will inspire you. It’s a story about one person’s journey through personal suffering towards empathy and ultimately, serving others who are walking a similar path.

This short Baha’i Blog animation shares an explanation about the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. Find all our junior youth related resources in our special Baha’i Blog collection.

Mind & Soul Matters is available online and on all major podcasting platforms. 

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
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